Updated Information regarding the Mayan Train Project

This past Tuesday during a Public Information Meeting convened by the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources advised that Section 6 of the Mayan Train is environmentally viable and complies with Mexican law and international treaties as established by the MIA (la ManifestaciĆ³n de Impacto Ambiental Modalidad Regional).

It was explained to ejidatarios (the holders of a share of common land), community members, and the general population of Tulum, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Bacalar, and Othon that the train will run parallel to Federal Highway 307 (Cancun-Chetumal) and will be 255.5 kilometers long between the cities of Tulum and Chetumal. This route will allow for break-stops, and gas stations along with 138 wildlife crossings and other necessary works needed for the safety and need of the traveling public.

Section 6 of the Mayan Train will connect with the main urban centers, the airport infrastructures, and the most attractive historical and cultural tourist destinations. It was highlighted that the Mayan Train project complies with the provisions of environmental legislation, official Mexican standards, and international treaties and conventions. Likewise, it adheres to good engineering practices.

The Regional MIA highlights the Mayan Train project as one of the priority actions of the Government of Mexico that seek to develop a tourism scheme in which visitors visit communities in the region and generate local economic benefits, employment opportunities, and distribution of wealth throughout the peninsula and the state of Quintana Roo.

Among other objectives, it mentions the promotion of the economy, tourism, and the quality of life of the local population, as well as establishing a safe, fast, efficient, and less polluting transport system.